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The Bury Box by Lee Andrew Forman

The Bury Box by Lee Andrew Forman has all the things I love in a classic creepy story. There are evil children, dysfunction and death and all of it takes place in a haunted house that, if I recall correctly, … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Little Worm

The final tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Little Worm” by Geneve Flynn, and her second story in the book (“A Pet is for Life” here). Beware, “Little Worm” is intensely creepy. The atmosphere is sinister and oppressive … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Frangipani Wishes

The 13th tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is Lee Murray’s “Frangipani Wishes.” This is her second tale in the book (“Phoenix Claws” here) and the two stories are so different they could have been written by different … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: The Mark

The second story by Grace Chan in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women—and the twelfth story of the collection—”The Mark” is quite unlike the last one I read by her (“Of Hunger and Fury” here) but in a good way. … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Fury

The eleventh story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Fury” by Christina Sng. One of the longer stories in the anthology, this is an exciting run-for-your-life adventure through danger from every angle that hits uncomfortably close to home. … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: The Ninth Tale

This story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women stole my heart from the first sentence when the little fox spirit steals a scalp from a corpse. “The Ninth Tale” by Rena Mason is full of prose as delicate—and deadly—as … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Rites of Passage

The eighth tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Rites of Passage” by Gabriela Lee. The story may be fictional, but the tale she tells is true in a deeper level. It’s a story every woman can feel … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Truth is Order and Order is Truth

The seventh tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is a seamless melding of two cultures. In “Truth is Order and Order is Truth” by Nadia Bulkin she connects Asian myth with New England Americana as ancient meets neo-ancient. Rich … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Of Hunger and Fury

If you read “Of Hunger and Fury” by Grace Chan you are in for a delicious ghost story. The fifth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Chan delivers darkness. From the first paragraph I was aware of a … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Phoenix Claws

Lee Murray presents a horrific and darkly hilarious take on meeting the in-laws with her short story “Phoenix Claws,” the fourth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. The visceral descriptions of food inspired hunger and revulsion from sentence … Continue reading

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